US Ambassador resumes diplomatic duties in Russia
US Ambassador John Sullivan returned to Moscow two months after being summoned to Washington for consultations, after an agreement between the US and Russian presidents to resume diplomatic relations and return ambassadors.
Today, Thursday, the United States Embassy in Russia announced the return of Ambassador John Sullivan to Moscow after being absent for two months, as part of the summit repercussions that brought together US Presidents Joe Biden and Russian Vladimir Putin on June 16.
"I'm back in Moscow today," Sullivan said in a message posted by the US embassy on Twitter, stressing that he was "ready" to work with Russian colleagues to achieve "stable relations between our two countries."
On Sunday, his return to Moscow came after returning the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, to Washington.
The Russian President announced the return of the Russian and American ambassadors, on June 16, at the end of his meeting with his American counterpart Joe Biden in Geneva, and these were among the very few concrete decisions taken during this summit.
Diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington deteriorated rapidly after Biden took office in January. The current administration accused her of launching cyber attacks and interfering in US elections, which Russia denies.